2019 – Art in the Landscape

Last year’s heatwave and the abundance of floral displays might be a distant memory but the work goes on and we are busy planning this year’s competition entry.

Each year we choose a theme to illustrate some aspect of Market Bosworth, and in 2019 we are going for ‘Art in the Landscape’.

The plan is to invite local artists to put forward ideas for some form of artwork to integrate with and supplement the usual floral displays in troughs and hanging baskets etc. that we put around the village.

We think that this would be a great way to give people a way to express their feeling for Market Bosworth , either by putting forward ideas , making their own artwork, alone or in collaboration with others

For schools especially , we think this would be a great way to get children to plan and execute a piece of work , perhaps for display outside the school, obviously there will have to be

considerations for Health and Safety and perhaps permission might be needed to use the location selected but I’m sure that with goodwill this could be an enjoyable challenge.

Call for Artists , when it comes to judging day, we will be starting the route at the Fire Station , down High St., and up Park St. a quick tour around the Country Park then down Rectory Lane and into the Market Place. Perhaps artists would like to think about some artwork that would be suitable for the following locations on the route :-

  • Fire Station
  • Wildflower Meadow
  • Catholic Church
  • Community Library
  • Red Lion car park entrance
  • Old Forge
  • Parish Hall Frontage
  • Park street beds
  • Parish Field
  • Stone Beds
  • Country Park
  • Bosworth Hall frontage
  • Bowls Club
  • Black Horse garden
  • Shop windows (pending permission)
  • Wheatsheaf courtyard

This is not a definitive list and clearly the permission of the property owners/or appropriate authority would need to be sought.

If your premises are along the route and you think you might have a location for a piece of art (it might be a poster, a painting , written word , glassware, pottery or a sculpture) please let us know.

We do hope that you are able to participate and help us make Bosworth spectacular this summer.

Email us here: bosworthinbloom@gmail.com

Chris Hooker

Chairman , Bosworth in Bloom

Christmas Lights Switch On

BinB’s stall at the successful ‘Christmas lights switch on’ celebrations held on Sunday 2nd of December was well supported. The star attraction was the reindeer style planter created and donated by Tony Gardener which was the 1st prize in our raffle. Other prizes included a hamper donated by Bridge Farm Nursery, a landscape painting donated by Marilyn Hooker and finally a bottle of Proseco donated by Sheila Loseby.

The raffle generated £281 which will go towards funding next year’s floral displays. This was a fantastic amount when you consider that there were so many attractions on offer by worthwhile causes. It was heart warming to see residents and visitors making sure that they visited our stall and generously supporting our efforts.

The results of the raffle were as follows:-

  • 1st Prize: Reindeer Planter – Yellow ticket: 316 won by K.Hughes of Market Bosworth
  • 2nd Prize: Hamper – Blue ticket: 336 won by Millie of Atherstone
  • 3rd Prize: Landscape Painting White ticket:  166 won by R. Staples of Market Bosworth
  • 4th Prize: Bottle of Proseco – Blue ticket: 436  won by P. Morris of Sibson

Help in the Community

Members of Bosworth in Bloom joined forces with colleagues from the Market Bosworth Society to clear turf from ancient slate headstones which had laid hidden for many years. It was felt that it was always the intention of the families of the deceased to have the graves of their loved ones marked with a slate headstone that could be read by future generations. Originally the headstones would have stood upright but in the late 19th century Squire Tollemache Scott ordered that they be laid down on the ground as he objected to them being seen from the windows of his home, Bosworth Hall.

Both the BinB and MBS members felt that it would be more respectful, as well as tidying up the surrounds of the headstones, if they were cleared of the turf covering them. Visitors can now clearly read the inscriptions and admire the ornate artistry on the gravestones. The oldest grave to be uncovered was dated 1736.




Britain In Bloom – Gold

This year, we were also entered in the national competition and some of us went to the Belfast Awards Ceremony on October 19th  to see how we got on. Market Bosworth was very pleased to be awarded the Champion of Champions Gold Award!

Congratulations also to Truro who were overall winners for 2018